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Toronto City Halls

You can find this amazing mixture of old and new architecture around Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto, Canada.

The photos show the new and old city hall of Toronto in combination with the “Freedom Arches” dedicated to the millions who struggled to gain and defend freedom.

Photos 1 and 2 focus on the new town hall from 1965. A very ornate building designed by Finnish architect Viljo Revell in collaboration with Heikki Castrén, Bengt Lundsten, and Seppo Valjus and landscape architect Richard Strong.
Two towers (the east tower of 99 m and the west tower 79 m high) bend around the dish-shaped council chamber.

The old town hall is visible on all three photos, but most clearly on photo 3.
The Old City Hall is a building in Romanesque Revival style. It was the home of the Toronto City Council from 1899 to 1966 and remains one of the city's most prominent structures.
The heritage landmark is designed by prominent Toronto architect Edward James Lennox.
The Old City Hall was designated a National Historic Site in 1984

■ Picture 1: ◄ Behind the Freedom Arches ►


■ Picture 2: ◄ Nathan Phillips Square Panorama ►


■ Picture 3: ◄ Lady in RED ►


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